please forgive my rough translation--i am a little rusty. i have not spoken or written in French in almost twenty years.
roger eyraud was a really good guy. he was always quick with a kind word, a hello, a word of concern, even quicker with his wit. ever since he learned i could speak french, i've never been safe from his attempts at occasional french conversation, or even his sly double-entendre. he even wanted to introduce me to his father so that we could converse in french.
it never happened. should've, could've, would've.
roger was a good teacher, a great colleague, a fantastic mentor. i learned much from roger. my only wish is that I had more time to get to know him better.